Halloween Organ Concert

October 26, 2016
Baylor University will present its twenty-sixth-annual Halloween Organ Concert on Monday, October 31, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This program is under the direction of the university’s Assistant Professor of Organ, Isabelle Demers. Baylor students from her organ studio will perform this lighthearted evening of playfully spooky tunes.
Included in the concert will be Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor (played by John-Micah Braswell), Adeste Fidelis in an Organ Prelude by Charles Ives (Andy Rose), “Prélude” from Trois pièces by Gabriel Pierné (Eric Bowser), an organ transcription by Max Reger of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy (Carl Feaster), and the Peter Richard Conte arrangement of “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Edvard Grieg’s incidental music to Peer Gynt (Hank Carrillo).
Also to be heard are Tim Easter’s transcription of “Dance of the Knights” from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet (Mitchell Won) and the Maurice Duruflé setting of “Victimae paschali” from Charles Tournemire’s Five Improvisations (Sam Eatherton).
Concluding the program are an arrangement by Virgil Fox of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Come, Sweet Death (Jared Cook) and then contemporary Canadian composer Rachel Laurin’s Étude héroïque (Jillian Gardner).
The Halloween Organ Concert is free of charge and open to the public. Those attending are invited to come in costume, if they so desire. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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